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Article by Matthias Begenat

“Forget the ivory tower and the one-way street”

In his article, our Head of Science Communication Matthias Begenat writes about direct exchange between science and the public.

27. July 2022

There are two things you can rely on in discussions about science communication: at some point, the infamous metaphor of the ivory tower, from which scientists finally have to get out, comes up. It is also asked whether researchers themselves should communicate with the public. (Spoiler: Those who don’t ask with an open mind think they shouldn’t.)

In the article “Vergesst den Elfenbeinturm und die Einbahnstraße”, Matthias Begenat gives five reasons why we at CAIS address the public directly with science communication and why science journalism is still needed.

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